And Yet Another Unnecessary Killing Of A Person
By Militant Police.... And She Was Mentally Ill !!!
People protesting the fatal shooting, August 14, of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week demand an independent investigation into her killing.
Michelle Cusseaux, a 50 year old woman, died from a single gunshot wound after she threatened police with a claw hammer at the door of her apartment.
The officers had been serving an emergency court order to take the woman to a mental health facility.
I don't care if the woman DID have a claw hammer! She was mentaly ill and they knew it! Did they expect everthing to go smoothly? She was probably very frightened also.
Think about it for a minute. Would'nt you be frightened too, especially if you were not thinking right, if two goons in uniform came to take you out of your house for no apparent reason. Your house, where you are supposed to feel safe and comfortable. It did not not say in the article that she had done anything wrong!
If these two goons are like most other cops, they probably spoke to her in a very authoritative and demanding tone like most do, which probably scared her more and she wasn't goin anywhere with these guys.
The article did NOT state that she attacked them with the claw hammer, that she only threatened them with it. Big difference.
That was probably all the frightened, elderly, mentaly ill woman had at hand to defend herself with, from being taken forcefully out of her house by two thugs.
So the solution to the situation is to shoot her dead?
This, and way too many other incidents like it all across the country, are huge examples of how the police are no longer being trained to reason with and talk to people. It is easier to shoot you or beat you into submission. They could have been polite and talked this woman down to defuse her, but that would have taken some brains and time.
In many of these incidents the Chiefs are even quoted saying they need to look further into their training proceedures. YOU KNOW THEY WON'T.
If most of you stupid Americans with your heads in the sand would take some time to pay attention, you will see that we are already in the early to mid stages of a police state. But most of you don't care because it hasn't affected YOU..... YET!
I believe it is Homeland Security that has been giving cities all across the country millions in government grants for the purchase of military arms and equipment. The police are not supposed to be a paramilitary organization.... they are here to "Protect And Serve", as it used to say on their cars and patches.